The Best Grill Accessories
Best for Basting
Bodum Bistro Sauce Pot
The lid of this cheery jar has a barbecue sauce-gripping silicone brush built right in.
To buy: $25, bodumusa.com.
Featured May 2011
Best for Hot Dogs
Crate and Barrel Hot Dog and Sausage Griller
The sleek stainless-steel rollers keep links off of direct heat—and safe from charring—as they cook to snappy, ballpark-style perfection.
To buy: $20, crateandbarrel.com.
Best for Seasoning
Mr. Bar-B-Q Shaker
With a 17-inch reach, this trusty device lets you add a final dash of seasoning while staying at a comfortable distance from the flame.
To buy: $15, northlineexpress.com.
Best for Beer-Can Chicken
Steven Raichlen’s Beer Can Chicken Roaster
Fill the cup that fits into this sturdy stainless-steel tray with beer (or, heck, with wine or hard cider), place a chicken on top, and grill. The result: a bird that’s five-napkins juicy.
To buy: $30, grilling4all.com.
Best for Smoking (Sans a Smoker)
Char-Broil Cast-Iron Smoker Box
Flavor your fire like a real pit master: Pack the box with soaked grilling chips (apple or hickory), place it on one side of the grill, and let the woodsy aroma infuse your food.
To buy: $16, charbroil.com.
Best Multipurpose Tool
BBQ Hooker Four-in-One
Like a Swiss army knife (grilling edition), it has a thin spatula for flipping burgers, a serrated edge for cutting meat, a hook for wrangling steaks, and a bottle opener.
To buy: $20 (right-handed version) to $30 (left-handed version), amazon.com.
Best for Burgers
Perfect Burger Press by Progressive International
Use this lightweight plastic contraption to mold flawless six-ounce patties—then just pop the meat on the grill.
To buy: $6, kitchencollection.com.
L.L. Bean Trailblazer II Headlamp
No more juggling tongs and a flashlight: This LED headlamp lets you illuminate your grill hands-free.
To buy: $30, llbean.com.